May 10, 2021–August 29, 2021
All day event.
Sprague Gallery is pleased to announce "Seesay," an open call exhibition of works from across the Claremont Colleges. Artists include: Svetlana Altshuler, Aaron D. Baldón, Newton Copp, Isabella Hackerman, Marcus L. Jackson, Julie Weaver Loffer, Zooey Meznarich, Vivian Monteiro, Ruth Mueller, Caetano Pérez-Marchant, Claudia V. Solórzano, Dri Tattersfield, and Max Weirauch.
In January 2021, the gallery announced a call for “self-portrait and/or everything else.” It came from a rather naive inquiry of what “self-portrait and/or” would prompt. The result of highlighting self-portrait among many possible points of departure was an unparalleled depth of perception and language. The artworks in this exhibition, whether self-portrait or not, manifest a disciplined quest for the inner states and reality of the singular selves and subjects. The artists see and express for their subjects as closely as they would for seeing and portraying themselves as the author-subject-viewer. And the shared manner in which they have chosen to do this is another surprise.
Svetlana Altshuler is an undecided major at Harvey Mudd College, Class of 2024, and plans to pursue a concentration in film and media studies.
Aaron D. Baldón is a native of Southern California, having grown up in one of the many Chicano suburbs of Los Angeles. A graduate of the University of La Verne with a Bachelor's in Fine Art, he is currently pursuing an MFA at Claremont Graduate University.
Newton Copp, after graduating from Occidental College with a BA in Biology, earned a Master’s and a PhD in Zoology at University of California, Santa Barbara. He enjoyed many years as a faculty member in the Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges before retiring in 2014.
Isabella Hackerman is a sculptor with a focus on ceramics, pursuing her MFA at Claremont Graduate University.
Marcus L. Jackson is an African American visual artist from Seattle, Washington. He is a biology pre-med major at Pitzer College, Class of 2022.
Julie Weaver Loffer is an MFA student at Claremont Graduate University. She graduates in May 2021.
Zooey Meznarich is an engineering major at Harvey Mudd College, Class of 2023.
Vivian Monteiro is an art and media studies major at Scripps College, Class of 2023.
Ruth Mueller is an engineering major at Harvey Mudd College, Class of 2024.
Caetano Pérez-Marchant is an undecided major at Harvey Mudd College, Class of 2024, considering a concentration in digital media studies. He was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California.
Claudia V. Solórzano, raised in City Terrace of East Los Angeles, first pursued the ceramic arts at East Los Angeles College and received her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from California State Long Beach. She is currently pursuing her MFA at Claremont Graduate University.
Dri Tattersfield is a senior at Claremont McKenna College majoring in physics and philosophy and graduates in May 2021. They are from Taipei, Taiwan and now live in Portland, Oregon.
Max Weirauch is an international student pursuing a double degree in Economics at Claremont McKenna College, Class of 2022, and German Studies at Pomona College. He grew up in Hamburg, Germany and moved in the senior year of high school to Palo Alto, California.
Seesay opens on May 10 and runs through August 29, 2021. The safety of the artists and viewers are our top priority; and the exhibition is hosted online only.
The exhibition is curated by Julia of Ks.